• Barcelona Clarinet Players

    Barcelona Clarinet Players visit Blair for residency and concerts

    Barcelona Clarinet Players Renowned for their meticulous chamber work and energetic staging, the Barcelona Clarinet Players are on campus for a weeklong residency that will include two performances: Wednesday, October 11 in Turner Recital Hall and Friday, October 13 in Ingram Hall, as the quartet will be special guests for… Read More

    Oct. 9, 2023

  • The Music of Ned Rorem

    Blair faculty to pay tribute to influential composer and author Ned Rorem

    The Music of Ned Rorem As a kickoff for LGBTQI+ History Month, the Blair School of Music faculty will present a concert of works written by and for composer and author Ned Rorem, Tuesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m., in Turner Recital Hall. Known for both his breadth of output for… Read More

    Oct. 3, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Blair welcomes Jessie Montgomery for September residency

    Award-winning composer, violinist, and educator Jessie Montgomery was warmly welcomed back to Blair School of Music September 18-22 for a residency that included classroom instruction, a masterclass session, and lecture during Friday’s Student Recital Class. Five student chamber groups were personally coached as they performed works composed by Montgomery; those… Read More

    Sep. 25, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt Wind Symphony and University Orchestra to make season debuts

    Two of Blair School of Music’s premier large ensembles will take the stage this week. The Vanderbilt Wind Symphony, conducted by Thomas Verrier, associate professor of conducting, will open its fall performance season on Friday, September 22, with Symphonic Songs. The program will feature a guest appearance by… Read More

    Sep. 18, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    International Jazz Composers’ Symposium coming to Blair

    International Jazz Composers’ Symposium   Blair School of Music will host the sixth International Jazz Composers’ Symposium, May 16-18, 2024. Presented by the International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers (ISJAC), the conference provides a forum that unites jazz composers of all ages and nationalities in an informal exchange of… Read More

    Sep. 17, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Announcing Florence Price: A Celebration, a monthlong festival honoring the groundbreaking African American pianist, composer, and educator

    Florence Price: A Celebration Florence Price: A Celebration, a multi-event music festival, will pay tribute to the life, music, and enduring legacy of a woman who broke barriers of race and gender in classical music. Taking place at venues across Nashville October 3 through November 14, the series is produced… Read More

    Sep. 6, 2023

  • Blair practice organ

    Open house event celebrates Blair’s new practice organ

    Students, faculty, and deans gathered recently with Malcolm Matthews, adjunct artist teacher of organ and harpsichord, to celebrate the installation of Blair’s new practice organ, a 10-rank mechanical instrument built by Austrian builder Gregor Hradetzky. Originally constructed for a home in Arizona, the organ was later used as a liturgical… Read More

    Sep. 4, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Wilson Music Library unveils new Ingram Hall exhibits

    The Wilson Music Library has completed the installation of five exhibits in Ingram Hall that complement the upcoming immersive concert, Voices of Mississippi, on September 15. Three exhibit cases feature a newly acquired archival collection of Otha Turner, a Mississippi fife musician. Turner was one of the last well-known fife… Read More

    Aug. 28, 2023

  • Voices of Mississippi

    Voices of Mississippi coming to Blair September 15

    Voices of Mississippi   The Vanderbilt University Wilson Music library will present Voices of Mississippi on Friday, September 15, 7:30 p.m., in Blair School of Music’s Ingram Hall. Voices of Mississippi is an immersive multimedia concert event that celebrates the music, art, and storytelling traditions of the people of… Read More

    Jul. 26, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Photos from Banding Together, Havana, Cuba

    We’re excited to share photos from the groundbreaking Banding Together United States / Cuba collaborative orchestra festival in Cuba. Directed by Blair’s Thomas Verrier, the finale performance in Havana on July 21 featured a concert band comprised of 40 Cuban musicians from the Centro Nacional de la Musica de Concierto,… Read More

    Jul. 24, 2023